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2018 Food & Beverage

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), one of the world's largest agricultural commodity traders, ranks 24th out of 38 companies, disclosing less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2016, the company improved by disclosing a process for responding to grievances as well as outcomes of its grievance mechanism. However, the company's overall score decreased as the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for a company to achieve the same score. The company's score is based on disclosure of some information on all themes apart from purchasing practices. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company's supply chains. The company provides a public response to the allegation and discloses that it has stopped sourcing from two suppliers that were unwilling to improve, but it does not disclose concrete remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of purchasing practices, recruitment, and monitoring.

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24 of 38

22

OUT OF 100

2018

  • Commitment and Governance

    51

  • Traceability and Risk Assessment

    31

  • Purchasing Practices

    0

  • Recruitment

    13

  • Worker Voice

    25

  • Monitoring

    5

  • Remedy

    31